How John Hughes Films are Problematic Today

Classics like The Breakfast Club or Sixteen Candles wouldn't hold up quite the same today.


You can’t dismiss the problems in the many John Hughes films 80s classics such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, or Pretty in Pink.

In today’s Psych Cinema, therapist Jonathan Hetterly discusses the problematic film tropes found in John Hughes films, and why they don’t hold up quite the same today. This episode features his thoughts on inaccurate racial representation, troublesome gender politics and inappropriate sexual themes.

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Psych Cinema is our video series where licensed professional counselor Jonathan Hetterly explores the psychology behind the films that he watches and loves.

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